Water & Sewer

The City of Stanton residents are billed monthly for their water and sewer usage. Monthly water/sewer bills are mailed by the 15th of each month and payment is due by the 5th of the following month. If you don’t receive your bill, please call City Hall immediately! The water and sewer bill is divided into 2 categories: fixed costs (called “readiness to serve”) and variable costs (called “usage”). The fixed portion of the rate is used to cover fixed costs associated with maintaining the Water & Wastewater systems. The usage portion is used to cover the variable costs of providing the services to our residents. Usage is billed per 1,000 gallons of water used during a one month period.

Water/Sewer bill payments may be made via any of the following options:

  1. Online with Visa or Mastercard. To pay online, follow this link and click on Utility Billing Payments in the menu on the left side of the page.
  2. In person at the City Treasurer/Clerk’s Office
  3. In person via drop box located outside the front entrance to Stanton City Hall. Please put only checks or money orders in the drop box. NO CASH.

The City of Stanton’s most recent Water Quality Report can be viewed by clicking on the following link: 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report. To request a printed copy, please call City Hall at (9890 831-4440 during normal business hours. 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR WATER AND SEWER LINES
Home Owners

Home owners are responsible for the installation and maintenance cost of the water and sewer line on their property. Plugged sewer lines and leaking water lines are their responsibility.

City of Stanton

The City is responsible to provide its citizens with 41,339,600 gallons of potable water (2015 usage), maintain 60,720 feet of water main, 220 main line valves, over 1,000 service line related valves, 97 hydrants, 471 water meters, the water wells and a water tower.

The City is also responsible to treat 35,697,896 gal of raw sewage (2015 usage), and return it to the environment, maintain 55,000 feet of sewer main, 145 man holes, 8 sewer pumps, four lagoons and 2 infiltration beds that cover 1.8 acers each.

HYDRANT FLUSHING

Hydrant flushing will be conducted periodically in the spring, summer, and fall on the dates listed in the City Newsletter & Service Schedule on the Publications page. Residents should check their water for redness prior to washing clothes. The redness is not harmful. It may however stain your clothes. If redness occurs please flush your lines for a few minutes, and it should clear up.

EMERGENCIES

It is rare, but occasionally sewer and water problems do happen. If you notice water coming out of the ground that shouldn’t be or if you have a slow or noisy sewer, don’t hesitate to call the Department of Public Works. An “On Call” worker is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The DPW will be able to take care of the problem if it is the City’s responsibility or can give you direction on how to take care of the problem if it is your responsibility. Problems caught early on are much easier to deal with before any real damage is done. Please call 989-289-6919 to report emergency sewer or water issues.

FEE SCHEDULE

A full list of water & sewer fees for the City of Stanton can be found on the Forms & Fees page.